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Jamaican Dancehall Signs

From writer Jesse Swerver:

For the last 12 plus years, Jamaican film and TV producer Maxine Walters — she’s
had her hand in most every major movie shot in JA over the last three decades,
from The Mighty Quinn to Clara’s Heart — has been archiving and collecting one
of Jamaica’s most unique and overlooked visual bounties: the vibrant, hand-painted
signs found in public spaces across the island. Sturdy and technically illegal, these
bold homemade advertisements are nailed to poles and trees everywhere from Half
Way Tree to mountain villages, usually during the middle of the night, to promote
grassroots events ranging from that weekend’s bashment party to the arrival in
town of a pantomime play, or all-star reggae concert.

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